Steelcase Gesture™ Office Chair


Introducing the Best of NeoCon 2013 Gold Award Winning Steelcase Gesture™! The first chair of its kind to support the way we use today’s technologies. Influenced by the natural motions of the human body, the Gesture™ chair by Steelcase was created for the way people work, move, and sit. 

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Features and Benefits

  • Developed using research from a global posture study spanning 11 countries and over 2,000 participants.

  • Gesture™ supports the shifts in posture seen today specifically triggered by the technological devices we use today such as smartphones, tablets, and e-readers.

  • Built to support and embrace body types of various shapes and sizes and can even accommodate the multitude of sitting preferences.

  • Quickly and easily adjustable to suit the individual needs of the individual user.

  • ASNI/BIFMA compliant - soon to be compliant up to 300 lbs.

Designer Info:
Gesture™ was designed by the innovative team and creative geniuses at the Steelcase Design Studio.

With today’s modern seating in mind, the Gesture™ was designed to be intentional, confident, and highly evolved, all while maintaining a simple sophistication. The key driving design factor was to fundamentally rethink everything we know about the chair based on the movements and motions of the human body and the various ways we all work today. Thanks to this outside-the-box rethinking, the Gesture™ hauled in the prestigious Best of NeoCon 2013 Gold Award at the 2013 NeoCon in Chicago.
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Design: Inspired by the Human Body

We didn't start with a chair design. We started by looking at the unique movements and gestures of the body. Like the human body, Gesture™ is designed as a system of synchronized interfaces.

1) The Core Interface.

  • The Gesture™ back and seat move as a synchronized system moving with each user to provide continuous and persistent support.
  • The back cradles the user no matter the posture or device.

2) The Limb Interface:

  • The Gesture™ arm moves like the human arm, which allows users to be supported in any position.
  • Arms and shoulders remain supported when texting on a smartphone, typing on a keyboard or swiping a tablet.

3) The Seat Interface:

  • The Gesture™ seat brings comfort all the way to the edges.
  • It is flexible at the perimeter to allow users to sit in a range of postures without obstruction.

The User Interface:

  • Gesture™ takes into account various body types and sitting preferences, quickly adjustable to meet the needs of each individual user.
  • Users can adjust the Gesture™ chair as easily as adjusting their posture.

Overall depth 21" to 23 5⁄8"
Width  22 3⁄8" to 34 5⁄8"
Height  39¼" to 44¼"
Seat depth  18¼"
Functional  seat depth 15¾" to 18½"
Seat width 20"
Seat height from floor 16" to 21"
Back width  16¼"
Back height from seat  24 1⁄16"
Back lumbar height  9¼"
Lumbar flex zone 4"
Width between arms 10¼" to 22½"
Arm to floor 23 3⁄8" to 32 11⁄16"
Arm height from seat 7¼" to 11½"
Arm cap pivot range 15º inward/outward
Seat pan angle 
Angle between seat and back 98º to 116º


Steelcase Gesture™ Office Chair

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